Niigata University Asahimachi tenjikan

Exhibition

【Ended】Art’s appeal to the community as shown by official goods

May 3, 2023 – June 4, 2023

Since the beginning of the 21st century, art festivals with a focus on contemporary art and close ties to the local community, such as the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in Niigata Prefecture, have been held in many parts of Japan. Not only have art festivals spread throughout Japan, including Sapporo, Nakanojo, Yokohama, Aichi, and Setouchi, but if we look at East Asia and Southeast Asia, art festivals are also gaining popularity in Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. All these art festivals have an aim that the art encourages the local communities where they are held. The aim is for art to contribute to the issues faced by the host community, such as the development of new industries, the passing on of local history, and the increase of tourists. The goods sold in the museum store also have a local flavor.

This exhibition will examine the content and methods used by art festivals to reach out to their venue, based on official goods collected from the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and other art festivals in Japan and abroad. From standard T-shirts and tote bags to product unique to a festival, we propose another way to enjoy an art festival even after it has ended.

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Overview

Period

May 3, 2023 – June 4, 2023

Venue

Niigata University Asahimachi Museum
(2-746 Asahimachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Niigata 951-8122)

Opening Hours

10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 – 4:30 pm

* Closed at 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Closed

Mondays and Tuesdays

Credit

Organized by : Niigata University Asahimachi Museum

Co-organized by : Comparative Art Festival Research Group, Niigata University

With the sponsorship of : Community Based Endogenous Development Research Group(Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research:21H00638)

With the cooperation of : Echigo Tsumari Executive Committee

Related Event

1. Gallery Talk

A faculty member of planning this exhibition will give a commentary on the exhibition. In addition to the highlights of the exhibition, he will talk about how the “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale” and the “Nakanojo Biennale” differ in terms of goods, even though both were established for the purpose of promoting the mid-mountainous region.

Date and Time

May 20, 2023, 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Venue

Niigata University Asahimachi Museum
(2-746 Asahimachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Niigata 951-8122)

Speaker

TERAO Hitoshi (Fellow, Humanities and Sociology, Niigata University)

How to Participate

No registration required. Please come directly to the venue.

Participation Fee

Free

Inquiries

TERAO’s Laboratory

2. Trilogy: “Enjoying the Art Festival”

Three faculty members in charge of planning this exhibition will hold a trilogy talk. They will talk about what an art festival is, its purpose and background, artists and their works, the fact that seemingly novel works are based on art traditions, and the significance of creating and exhibiting works in a space outside of a museum.

Date and Time

May 30, 2023, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Venue

Niigata University Ikarashi Campus General Education Research Building B Multipurpose room on 5th floor
(8050 Ikarashi 2-no-cho, Nishi-ku, Niigata 950-2181)

NOTE: The venue is in a different location from the exhibition hall of the museum.
Please refer to this link for the building layout of the Ikarashi campus. (S10 building)

Speakers

  • TERAO Hitoshi (Fellow, Humanities and Sociology, Niigata University)
  • TANAKA Emiko (Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Education, Niigata University)
  • BODA Satoshi (Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University)

How to Participate

No registration required. Please come directly to the venue.

Participation Fee

Free

Inquiries

TERAO’s Laboratory

Note

Parking is not available at the Ikarashi Campus; please use public transportation.

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